Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018 has unveiled details of a series of educational events taking place during the show, held at BITEC in Bangkok on 10-12 May.
The Shrink Sleeve Technology Workshop takes place on Saturday 12 May and will be moderated by Andy Thomas-Emans, strategic director, Labelexpo. Topics covered include design and origination, inks, substrates, and converting and application technology. The workshop ends with a presentation on quality control and fault finding by one of the global industry’s leading shrink sleeve experts, Dr Séamus Lafferty, president of Barry Wehmiller company Accraply.
There will also be conference sessions on 10-11 May covering a wide range of topics of interest to label and packaging printers, brand owners and designers.
The keynote will be delivered by Brenton Barrett, president Asia Pacific of Multi-Color Corporation who will look at regional trends and growth opportunities. Another highlight on the first day is the CEO printer panel. Moderated by James Quirk, group managing editor of Labels & Labeling, panelists include Piyapong Wongvorakul, managing director of Trisan Printing (Thailand); Peter Woods, director and CEO Southeast Asia, QLM Label Makers (Malaysia); Judy Tan, general manager Prestige Label (Singapore); and Ann Magdalene Chua, general manager Allied Pacific Packaging (Philippines).
The key session on day two is the brand panel discussion with speakers including Damodaran Govindaraju, packaging development director, Marico South East Asia Corporation. Other brand-themed presentations will include ‘360 degree design’ – taking in all aspects from packaging to consumer interaction - and developing new packaging concepts. Ryan Shaw, creative director for Southeast Asia at Landor brand and design agency, will look at the latest packaging design trends using a range of examples.
Lisa Milburn, Labelexpo managing director says “Education is one of the significant drivers of growth in the label and package printing industry. The topics in the conference and workshop have been specifically chosen based on printer feedback in Southeast Asia and we are pleased to include so many top speakers from around the world. It is a fantastic opportunity for delegates to develop their practical and technical knowledge.”
The conference sessions are free to attend and will be in English with simultaneous Thai translation. The Shrink Sleeve Technology Workshop will only be in English and costs $250 (seats are limited to 30).